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Houston High School Choirs free lunchtime concert at St Mary’s Cathedral on March 15

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Houston High School Choirs are a talented choir who will perform sacred, spiritual and traditional songs in St Mary’s historic cathedral in Limerick on Tuesday, March 15.

Houston High School Choirs free lunchtime concert at St Mary’s Cathedral on March 15

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Previous tours have taken them to Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic and now the choir will perform in Limerick and Dublin

Houston High School Choirs are performing at a free lunchtime concert at St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, March 15 at 1.15pm. 

Houston High School Choirs based in Germantown, Tennessee provide high-quality training for aspiring young vocalists. The choirs promote self-motivation, artistic excellence, professionalism, collaboration and a strong work ethic. The young choir travels internationally every two years and this is a fantastic free opportunity to see this talented choir perform sacred, spiritual and traditional songs in St Mary’s historic cathedral in Limerick. 

During their tour Houston High School Choirs are also performing at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Previous tours have taken them to Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. The choirs are directed by Mrs Kinsey Healy and aim to build skill sets and character qualities that prepare students for college and potential careers as professional musicians. Mrs Healy has been a church music director and accompanist and is passionate about teaching young adults.

 Gill Flury of Time Concerts commented, “The concert is organised by The International Music Exchange (TIME) in collaboration with Worldstrides. TIME is based in Wells, Somerset UK and is a music platform specialising in the organisation of tours, concerts, festivals and exchanges across Europe for international youth and amateur orchestras, choirs, bands and ensembles. Based in Charlottesville, USA, WorldStrides’ mission is rooted in education and personal growth, the organisation is a leader in experiential learning for students of all ages throughout their lifetime learning journey.”

Located in Germantown, TN, the Houston High School Choirs provide high-quality training for aspiring young vocalists. Through the courses offered, each student will learn skill sets and character qualities that prepare them for college and a possible career as a professional musician. The foundational and advanced choirs are designed to meet each student at their ability level and provide opportunities for individual growth.

 The philosophy of the choir program is founded on the principles of a well-rounded music education that promotes artistic excellence, collaboration, and a strong work ethic. Students must understand that mastery of any craft takes daily effort and practice. Talent is simply not enough.

 The Choir promotes diversity, community, and friendships by offering an outlet for expression through the art of singing and performing. The fine arts are so important in all of life, and perhaps most especially as they enrich our education system and the lives of students. 

Performance Running Order [Subject to alteration depending on students attending the trip]

The Turtle Dove – Ralph Von Williams

You Are the New Day – arr. Peter Knight

Leave Her Johnny – traditional, arr. Martin Schroeder

The Silver Swan – Orlando Gibbons

Beati Quorum Via – Stanford

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Will the Circle Be Unbroken – arr. J. David Moore

Famine Song – arr. Matthew Culloton

Deep River – Traditional

Muusika – Part Uusberg

St Mary’s Cathedral, Tuesday, March 15 at 1.15pm. 

 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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